Sunday, October 28, 2012

Trick or Treating #2

We purposely went camping this weekend because we had heard how fun the RV park was for Halloween. Everyone was right! The kids had so much fun. They were so tired and we didn't even get to do everything we planned. I wanted to carve pumpkins, roast marshmallows and make smores. We just ran out of time. Here is a sprinkling of what we did do.

 The mornings were pretty chilly (high 40's) but the days were HOT (low 90's).
Jaileigh playing outside.
Anthony outside the screen room.
Annie Bananie
We rode the train. Everyone had to pay a quarter. The kids paid the conductor and gave him a high five.
Jake brought his stick on the train.
After the train we went over to the activity center and participated in the coloring contest. All finishers got a otter pop. Michael hurried and colored his and then read.
We went back to the RV, ate lunch, napped and then ran to the pumpkin decorating.
These 3 came with me on the hayride and the other 2 went swimming with daddy.
Jaileigh, Anthony and Jake
After the hayride I took them swimming too. We missed the costume contest because they were too busy swimming.
We hurried home from swimming to change into costumes. I shoved a chicken dog into their grubby hands and we ran out the door. Trick or Treating was supposed to be from 5-6 but we didn't get back to the RV until closer to 7. Thank goodness we brought the choo choo because the RV park is HUGE! I was exhausted by the time we got back. About half way through the kids were ready to come back and were asking to go back. It took us about 45 minutes to make our way back.
Anthony and Michael switched costumes. Michael wasn't going to go so Anthony snatched up his old Peter Pan costume. At the last minute he decided to go and wore the pirate costume. Drama at 4 years old!
Anthony, Jaileigh, Michael, Annie, Jakob

Only certain RVs were trick or treat spots. They had to get a orange sign from the front office to post at their RV. Most spots went all out in decorations. I couldn't believe how elaborate the decorations were. A couple of places made haunted houses out of easy-ups and tarps. We took the kids through one kid friendly one. They loved it and went through it twice. I thought they would be afraid.
Sunday morning we headed home so that we could go to church. The kids were exhausted and cranky. We handed them over to their Sunbeam teachers at the height of their crankiness. Poor teachers! Our church is 11-2. The most horrible time for toddlers. It is right in the middle of lunch and naptime for us. I feed my kids lunch before we go and as soon as we get home they go down for their nap.

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